Paving ideas for Pathways

Category: Project, Sureset Blog

Posted 21st September 2015 by Ben Shave


Thinking of a new footpath or maybe upgrading your existing surface?

Here’s a few ideas for you…

  • Lay SureSet over your existing footpath. It’s a quick and easy way to revitalise your path and boost your homes kerb appeal.
  • Use colours in your pathway to complement or contrast your home.
  • Harmonise with other materials such as block paving, brick, paving slabs, decking, gravel, crazy paving, pattern-imprinted concrete, sand-stone and granite setts.
  • Personalise your footpath with a design. Other customers have included words, a star and even paw prints in theirs.
  • Camouflage unsightly drains and manhole covers for a smooth, accessible finish.
  • Create a clean finish up to any edge including kerbs, pin kerbs, plastic lawn edging, wood and timber, marble setts or aluminium edging.
  • Build in a ramp to improve access for pushchairs, bicycles, wheelchairs and garden toys.
  • This might sound a little strange, but in cold countries underfloor heating is installed with footpaths to speed up thawing and prevent slips.
  • Light up your pathway and impress your neighbours! Fibre optic lighting is especially effective under our recycled glass or incorporate LED or recessed ground lights within SureSet?
  • Show your trees some love and include them in your design – it’s easy. A SureSet tree pit allows water to reach the roots, gives protection, eliminates trip hazards and provides flexibility for growthHere are some answers to questions we are frequently asked…

Do I need planning permission?

No, 2008 government legislation states that you do not need planning permission if the surface is permeable (or less than five square metres).  

Who installs SureSet?

All SureSet installations are carried out by our Installation Team or nationwide network of Approved Installers. Both work tidily and with respect to you and neighbouring properties.

Is SureSet easy to clean?

Yes it is. Watch our maintenance video to see for yourself how easy it is.

How long before I can use my pathway?

In as little as four to six hours after installation.

How long will SureSet last?

SureSet permeable paving comes with an 18 year guarantee, however our own experience and knowledge suggests it will last in excess of 25 years.

How much does SureSet cost?

Your project is unique to you and so individually priced. We take into account your location, size of your footpath and the stone you choose. All of our quotes are free, with no obligation and can be arranged by contacting us.

What can SureSet be laid on?

A SureSet resin bound footway can be laid on a new base and existing asphalt and concrete (in reasonable condition). More detailed information about suitable bases for SureSet.

Read more about our pathways and download a brochure, maintenance guide or specifications.

Since the devastation of the 2007 floods, caused by surface water runoff and not over flowing rivers, permeable paving has never been so popular. A fully SuDS compliant SureSet residential footpath combines functionality, practicality and good looks.

If you have any other questions please just contact us and we will be happy to help – please call on 0800 612 6501 or email us.